[Spit-project] Idea about firebowls

Helen Schultz meisterin02 at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 13 15:08:11 PDT 2007

It depends, Fredric, on what you want to cook on your spit.  My first one was only about 3.5' long spit pole, and the uprights are only about 3' long.  I think they are all made out of 1/2" wrought iron stock.  It works fine for small stuff... even got a 40 pound pig on it a couple times.

You just have to decide on what you want to have and transport.  You could also start out with a commerically made tripod grill (the ones with the grill on chains hanging from the center of the tripod), and work from there.  

Do a Google search on SCA blacksmiths and see if you can find one or two who sell the tripods that can become a spit (meaning, they come apart).

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I wanted to see if any of you could help me out with deminisions for a 
period spit.  I am used to outdoor cooking (frontier era) but have nothing 
period. My wife and I are just getting to the point of gathering everything 
for our camp.  Any help or suggestions you could give me would be greatly 

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